Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hyacinths



It's Day One of the gorgeous Sneak Peeks of the New Releases at Flourishes, and I believe today's set will WOW you!

Sigh!  Marcella really illustrated this beautifully! (like that's a surprise though hey?)  I colored this Hyacinth and vase with Copic Markers giving it some bright pink, green and soft blue to match this fun Basic Grey paper which I believe was called Lemonade...my cover ripped off of the 6 x 6 pad and I can't find it :)

I wanted the glass vase to look like old recycled glass  - sort of the Coke Bottle green so it's quite soft looking.  I also colored the seam binding with my BG72 Copic Marker to match the papers tying it in a half bow, and then added a pretty sparkler to accent it, with a little twine.  


I used the inside of the heart punch to go between the two stamped sentiments.  And in the above picture you can see that I've embossed the designer paper layer with the new SU Tulips embossing folder.  I did a little out of the box on the top of the design too. 


I love how hyacinths have their coloring, the edges of the petals are lighter and the centers darker, so I tried to capture that in the coloring.  

Now be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team, they will wow you with this set!

Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso


Now don't forget!....
Power Hour Release Party is Thursday at the Splitcoaststampers Flourishes Forum  8 PM MTN time....a chance to see the new releases, sneak peeks of other cards the DT hasn't shown you yet and contests to win, plus fun chatting.  Newbies always welcome!   We're a friendly group!


You can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog


You can enter to win the whole New Release by playing in our Winter Thaw Challenge - deadline is 5 PM Eastern on February 11th.  

23 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine, what a great hyacinth.
beautiful coloring and that paper fit perfectly.
just another beautiful card.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauw cristine this is gorgeous!!! great collorwork!!
xx petra

Highland Monkey's said...

A lovely card, they hyacinth reminds me of spring.

Jerri Jimenez said...

So gorgeous Christine, I love hyacinths! Your coloring is absolutely stunning! Love the background papers as well, super gorgeous card!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Of, Christine, this is gorgeous! These are my all-time favorite colors! Beautifully colored, and I LOVE that ribbon!! Yummy!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love the way you added the sentiment. Your vase look real..Great job.

Sherry Kushibab said...

This is just a beautiful cards, from the awesome coloring to the papers.

Cindy Haffner said...

Christine this is so so BEAUTIFUL!!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW is right!! This is spectacular. Love your colors, Christine. :)

Conniecrafter said...

pretty coloring, like how you stamped the sentiment on the corner!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Christine! I can almost smell that hyacinth! Such a soft, Spring-like color combo!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Screams fresh spring air Christine... I adore these colors and the feeling all around! Fantastic card girl.

Brook said...

Wonderful. I love the pastels and the matching bow and bling are great!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so very spring fresh and alive, Christine! Wonderful coloring, as always, and great design with the corner sentiment. Love that idea. That is Lemonade paper, by the way. Some great colors in that collection and you did a fabulous job of coordinating your coloring and design elements with it.

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza!!! This is so beautiful Christine! Amazing coloring as always!

Crystal said...

Oh my word I LOVE LOVE these colors Christine!!!! Gorgeous card!

Beate said...

Oh...SHUT UP! Consider me officially wowed. Your coloring and card are amazing!!!!!

I am drooling over that image. I can't wait to own it. I must have it. LOL

Hugs and grins

stampqueen said...

Wonderful spring colors!!! Love it!!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORRRRGEOUS card, Christine! Your coloring on the hyacinth is amazing and looks beautiful with those papers!

Amanda said...

This is such a pretty card, and full of life, Christine!! I love, love your bright, and happy spring colors!!! I'm still trudging through the "winter" colors on my cards! I always Love your cards :)

Julie Koerber said...

Eye popping and pretty doesn't even BEGIN to cover this one! WOW.. you have such a way with color girl -- simply beautiful!

dpkennedy said...

That BG paper is just perfect with this image! Beautiful creation!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors!!